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Fred Kaplan, the acclaimed, award-winning author of Lincoln, returns with John Quincy Adams, an illuminating biography of one of the most overlooked presidents in American history—a leader of sweeping perspective whose progressive values helped shape the course of the nation.In this fresh and lively biography rich in literary analysis and new historical detail, Fred Kaplan brings into focus the dramatic life of John Quincy Adams—the little known and much misunderstood sixth president of the United States and the first son of John and Abigail Adams—and persuasively demonstrates how Adamss inspiring, progressive vision guided his life and helped shape the course of America.Kaplan draws on a trove of unpublished archival material to trace Adamss evolution from his childhood during the Revolutionary War to his brilliant years as Secretary of State to his time in the White House and beyond. He examines Adamss myriad sides: the public and private man, the statesman and writer, the wise thinker and passionate advocate, the leading abolitionist and fervent federalist who believed strongly in both individual liberty and the governments role as an engine of progress and prosperity. In these ways—and in his energy, empathy, sharp intellect, and powerful gift with words both spoken and written—he was a predecessor of Lincoln and, later, FDR and Obama. Indeed, this sweeping biography makes clear how Adamss forward-thinking values, his definition of leadership, and his vision for the nations future is as much about twenty-first century America as it is about Adamss own time.Meticulously researched and masterfully written, John Quincy Adams paints a rich portrait of this brilliant leader and his significance to the nation and our own lives..
Bored with her marriage, a psychoanalyst’s wife embarks on a wild, life-changing affairAfter five years, Isadora Wing has come to a crossroads in her marriage: Should she and her husband stay together or get divorced. Accompanying her husband to an analysts’ conference in Vienna, she ditches him and strikes out on her own, crisscrossing Europe in search of a man who can inspire uninhibited passion. But, as she comes to learn, liberation and happiness are not necessarily the same thing. A literary sensation when first published in 1973, Fear of Flying established Erica Jong as one of her generation’s foremost voices on sex and feminism. Nearly four decades later, the novel has lost none of its insight, verve, or jaw-dropping wit..
Some mysteries should stay buried. Archaeologists Pippa Quinn and Charlie Jackson find advanced technology in undisturbed 16th Century graves. A portent, the discovery precedes thousands of giant sinkholes opening up across the globe as extreme weather threatens the population. Charlie suspects the two are related.
Sometimes the best thing to have in an emergency is a good book on tactics. The // U.S. Army Combat Skills Handbook// compiles a number of the United States Army’s field manual, making for a compilation of not only its weapon manuals, but also how to survive in the field and how to communicate between points. There are also manuals on first aid, intelligence, and counterintelligence included as well. Although the inclusion of the weapon manuals is in interesting choice, the field manuals included make for some great instruction on survival.The manuals are presented as originally presented, warts and all.
This collection contains eight stories: My Lady Ludlow, An Accursed Race, The Doom of the Griffiths, Half a Lifetime Ago, The Poor Clare, The Half-brothers, Mr. Harrisons Confessions, and The Manchester Marriage. The stories show Gaskells versatility, ranging in style from the humorous, Cranford-esque My Lady Ludlow and Mr. Harrisons Confessions and the melodrama of The Doom of the Griffiths to the chilling Gothic tale of The Poor Clare and the sociological essay, An Accursed Race.
From a quarantine hospital to a juvenile drug treatment center to an uninhabited island of ruins--this magnificent photographic survey that brings North Brother Island to life. Few people today have ever heard of North Brother Island, though a hundred years ago it was place known to--and often feared by--nearly everyone in New York City. The island, a small dot in the East River, twenty acres slotted between todays gritty industrial shores of the Bronx and Queens, was a minor piece of the New York archipelago until the late 19th century, when calls for social and sanitary reform--and the massive expansion of the citys population--combined to remake NBI as a hospital island, a place to contain infectious disease and, later, other societal ills. Abandoned since 1963, North Brother Island is a ruin and a wildlife sanctuary (it is the protected nesting ground of the Black-crowned Night Heron), closed to the public and virtually invisible to it. But one cannot mistake its abandoned state as a sign of its irrelevance to the citys history and culture.